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2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015

 

 

AMENDMENTS TO GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS [SHEET GZ155]

(1)     Amendment (13), item 12, omit subsection 45D(2), substitute:

Credits to the VET provider’s VET FEE-HELP account

             (2)  A credit arises in the * VET provider’s * VET FEE-HELP account as follows:

                     (a)  if the VET provider is already a VET provider on 1 January 2015, a credit arises on the first day of each later calendar year that is equal to the amount worked out under subclause (3);

                     (b)  if the VET provider becomes a VET provider during 2015, a credit arises on the first day of each later calendar year that is equal to the amount worked out under subclause (4);

                     (c)  if the VET provider becomes a VET provider on a day after 2015, a credit arises on that day that is equal to the amount worked out under subclause (5);

                     (d)  if the VET provider pays on a particular day any part of any amount that becomes due under subclause 45E(2), a credit arises on that day that is equal to the amount of that payment;

                     (e)  if another body ceases to be a VET provider, a credit may arise:

                              (i)  in accordance with a determination under subclause (6) at the time of the cessation; and

                             (ii)  that is equal to the amount worked out under that determination;

                      (f)  if the * Secretary, on application by the VET provider, is satisfied on a particular day that:

                              (i)  the VET provider is offering a VET course of study that confers skills in an identified area of national importance; and

                             (ii)  the course is relevant for employment in a licensed occupation; and

                            (iii)  one or more students are unable to readily access training places in courses of this kind with any other VET provider; and

                            (iv)  insufficient credits have arisen in the VET provider’s VET FEE-HELP account for an appropriate number of students to undertake the course with the VET provider; and

                             (v)  granting an extra credit of a particular amount is appropriate (which need not be the amount specified in the application);

                            the Secretary may grant a credit, which arises on that day, that is equal to the amount considered appropriate under subparagraph (v).

[ Secretary may grant credit]

(2)     Amendment (16), item 20A, omit the item, substitute:

20A  Clause 91 of Schedule 1A (after table item 1B)

Insert:

1C

A decision to suspend a body’s approval as a * VET provider

subclause 36(5)

the * Secretary

1D

A decision that concerns have not been satisfactorily resolved in accordance with a plan agreed with the Commonwealth

paragraph 36(6)(b)

the * Secretary

1E

Refusal to grant a credit for a * VET provider’s * VET FEE-HELP account

paragraph 45D(2)(f)

the * Secretary

1F

Granting a credit for a * VET provider’s * VET FEE-HELP account

paragraph 45D(2)(f)

the * Secretary

1G

Refusal to remit the general interest charge

subclause 45E(7)

the * Secretary

1H

Remit ting part of the general interest charge

subclause 45E(7)

the * Secretary

[ Secretary may grant credit]